Sunday Habs Headlines: Carey Price facing a new wave of expectations

In today’s headlines, renewed expectations for the league’s best goaltender, a great start to the season from Jake Evans, new beginnings in the AHL and CWHL, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • He’s been an All-Star, won a Vezina Trophy, a Hart Trophy, and is a perennial All-Star, but a new eight-year deal, comes with a new wave of expectations for Carey Price. [Le Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • Jake Evans is off to a hot start in his senior season with the University of Notre Dame:/
  • Joni Ikonen has also hit the scoresheet, getting his first assist in Liiga play yesterday. [Patrik Bexell]
  • A move to Laval is offering a fresh start, and an easier transition into a new season, for the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate. [Le Journal de Montreal]
  • CWHL players have gone from having to pay their own way to receiving a moderate salary. While there’s still work to be done, Les Canadiennes players agree that is an encouraging first step to making hockey a full-time professional job in the future. [CBC]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A new report explains the details of the proposed new arena plan for the Calgary Flames. It turns out a new NHL stadium was just one part of a massive set of demands. [The Globe & Mail]
  • The 2017-18 season has kicked off with a handful of hat tricks. Such a performance hadn’t been seen for nearly 100 years. [Associated Press]
  • It was also that inaugural NHL season that saw a player do what Alex Ovechkin did last night: open the season with back-to-back hat tricks. [ABC News]
  • Nathan Walker, who became the first Australian to play an NHL game last night, is also now the only Australian to score a goal. [SB Nation]
  • Johnny Gaudreau is excited to have Jaromir Jagr on the team. But also a little nervous. [Sportsnet]/

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